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The global next-generation firewall (NGFW) market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 12% during (2021-2026). Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end-use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
The NGFW refers to the third generation of network firewalls that manages and secures data transmitted from routers, servers and switches. It is often integrated with intrusion prevention and cloud-delivered threat intelligence and utilizes whitelists or signature-based intrusion detection systems (IDS) to distinguish between safe and unwanted applications. In comparison to the previously used firewalls, NGFW can use both dynamic and static packet filtering that ensures the advanced security of the connections in the network. Owing to this, these solutions find extensive applications across the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), government and public sector, retail, healthcare, education, information technology (IT), energy and manufacturing industries.
The rising threat of cyberattacks, along with the rapid adoption of the internet of things (IoT) technology across various industries, is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Owing to the increasing usage of bring your own device (BYOD), smartphones, social media, and cloud services, there is a significant rise in the instances of data thefts. This is encouraging organizations to adopt advanced security measures, such as NGFW, for data protection. Furthermore, increasing product adoption by the BFSI sector is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Resulting from an increasing need to protect high volumes of sensitive data, along with the widespread adoption of digital currency across the globe, banking institutions are adopting NGFW to secure payment gateways and transaction portals. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as the development of highly configurable and scalable NGFW systems, are also creating a positive outlook for the market. Other factors, including increasing governmental spending on improving cybersecurity systems and extensive research and development (R&D) activities, are projected to drive the market further.
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global next-generation firewall market report, along with forecasts for growth at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on region, type, deployment type, security type, organization size and vertical.
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The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Barracuda Networks Inc., Check Point Software Technologies, Cisco Systems, Forcepoint LLC, Fortinet Inc., Gajshield Infotech Pvt Ltd., Hillstone Networks Co., Juniper Networks Inc., Palo Alto Networks Inc., Sonicwall Inc., Sophos Ltd., Zscaler Inc., etc.
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